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'Transit Zones' Can Extend Beyond Airports

It's believed former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden remains stuck at Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport — in its "transit zone" — a legal limbo technically not part of Russia. For more on what these transit zones are, Audie Cornish talks to Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen, head of research at the Danish Institute for Human Rights.
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Federal Budget Cuts Hamper Summer Firefighting Efforts

The wildfire season is expected to intensify and firefighters are facing it with decreasing resources. Federal budget cuts, including the sequester, mean fewer firefighters, less equipment and less spending on prevention.
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Inventor Of Computer Mouse Dies; Doug Engelbart Was 88

U.S. inventor and Doug Engelbart, the man known as the father of the computer mouse and a thinker who helped introduce other key innovations, died Wednesday morning at age 88. His death was announced today by the Computer History Museum.
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Outbreak Traced To Pomegranates Reveals Flaws In Global Food Chain

People usually don't worry about hepatitis A in fruit, but an outbreak caused by Turkish pomegranates has sickened 136 people so far. The illnesses highlight how U.S. reliance on imported fruit and vegetables creates novel health risks. New federal regulations in the works are designed to reduce that risk.
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Housing Investigation Exposes Harassment Of LA's Minorities

The US Department of Justice has accused Los Angeles County officials of harassing and intimidating black and Latino residents in subsidized housing. Guest host Celeste Headlee learns more about the Justice Department's two year-long investigation, and its demand that local authorities pay more than $12 million in damages to affected residents.
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The Politics Of Abortion In Texas

State Senator Wendy Davis has caught national attention after her 11-hour filibuster to block a bill that would limit abortions in Texas. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with reporter Wayne Slater and Professor Jim Henson about what this means in Texas and what it says about the abortion debate across the country.
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Martin Luther King's Memory Inspires Teenage Dream

Martin Luther King Junior's famous "I Have a Dream" speech is fifty years old this summer. Tell Me More is asking listeners to use #MyDream on Twitter to share their own wishes and visions of the future. Fourteen-year-old Aubrey Moran from Mississippi shares her dream for kids her age.
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Aftershocks Felt After Affordable Care 'Earthquake'

The White House is delaying a key part of the Affordable Care Act. Guest host Celeste Headlee discusses this and other political news with Keli Goff, political correspondent for The Root, and Mary Kate Cary of US News and World Report.
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Civil War Soldiers Needed Bravery To Face The Foe, And The Food

Tooth-breaking crackers infested with bugs. Ramrod rolls cooked on gun parts. Fake coffee made of peanuts and chicory. At Gettysburg and elsewhere, the rations faced by soldiers on both sides of the Civil War would make most of us want to surrender in dismay.
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6 Questions For The Man Who Tracks Texas Trends

Almost no one knows more about the rapidly growing Texas population than the state's demographer, Lloyd Potter. He talks about the historic shift in Hispanic population — and why he's glad he isn't studying the demographics of, say, New Hampshire.

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